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Our Team


All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

Elaine Barry - BDS NU Irel 2004.

GDC No. 83918

Elaine graduated from University College Cork and worked for a number of years in Suffolk before joining the Oak Road Dental team in 2006. During the last few years she undertook a number of dental courses ranging from cosmetic to restorative dentistry. She enjoys treating patients of all ages to help build confidence in dental care and the variety in work that a family orientated general dental surgery provides.

Kehinde Shangobiyi BDS 2000 university of Lagos. ORE 2014

GDC No. 251988

Graduated with a dental degree from College of medicine University of Lagos. She registered to practice dentistry in UK in 2014.

Kennie (Kehinde) has practiced in other general dental practices in South East Essex before joining us in 2016.

She enjoys her job, takes time in getting to know her patients, treating them with care, respect & dignity & delights in restoring their oral health. She understands what it means to be a nervous patient and therefore aims to put nervous patients at ease & change their perception of dental treatment to restore their confidence.

Linda Rozario - BDS KMC Manipal 2000, Statutory Exam 2005

GDC No. 100919

Linda has training in all fields of dentistry and has worked in the NHS for over 10 years. She especially enjoys the paediatric branch, working with children and young adults to help build their confidence and work together towards better dental, and overall general health. This is helped by her relaxed and friendly nature which helps to put children and nervous patients at ease. Linda is also interested in oral medicine and pathology.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys going to the gym, swimming and travelling.

Ernest Njuguna - BDS Nairobi 2004, Statutory Exam 2005

GDC No. 104479

Ernest graduated from Kenya in 2004 and is a highly experienced dentist. He joined Oak Dental in summer 2019.

He has worked in mixed NHS/Private practice for more than 10 years and is very keen to keep his patients smiling. Ernest has particular interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Outside of work he is very keen to keep fit and enjoys sports. Athletics is his best relaxation.

Bushra Nouman LDS RCS (ENG) 2015, MFDS RCS (GLAS) 2014

GDC No. 139127

Bushra was educated in Pakistan BDS, and then further at LDS RCS from Royal college of Surgeon of England and MFDS RCS from Royal College of Surgeon of Glasgow.

Bushra has a vast amount of knowledge and experience combined with fine clinical skills. This includes all aspects of general dentistry including emergency treatment. Her calm and collective nature and is sure to put all her patients at ease.

In addition to her broad knowledge base, she has a particular interest in restorative, cosmetic dentistry and prosthodontics.

Languages spoken are: English, Urdu, and Hindi.

Neil Patel BDS University of Glasgow 2018

GDC No. 277069

Neil graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2018 and worked as a general dentist in the same city before joining us here at Oak Dental Canvey Island.

Neil enjoys getting to know his patients to provide a relaxing and friendly environment for adults and kids alike.

Sundeep Ricky Ghoshdastidar MUDr Charles U Prague 2008

GDC No. 164159

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Lucy Grimsey - BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Portsmouth 2013

GDC No. 186583

Lucy started her career in dentistry working as a dental nurse. She went on to complete a BSC (Hons) in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, graduating in 2013 and has since completed a post graduate course in tooth whitening.

She enjoy treating a range of patients, with particular interest in working with nervous and anxious patients to help them overcome their dental fears, build confidence and work together towards better dental, and overall general health.

In her spare time she enjoy travelling and keeping active.

Adele Barry Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science University of Essex 2019

GDC No. 218394

Adele started her career in dentistry in 2009 in East London as a dental nurse. She worked as a head dental nurse in 2 practices and in 2017 she began her hygiene journey at the University Of Essex and in 2019 achieved the Fdsc Oral Health Science degree and became a qualified Dental Hygienist.

Adele enjoys meeting new patients and helping them to achieve personal dental goals. Adele understands the dental environment can be daunting for many patients and her priority is to make them feel happy and relaxed and alleviate patients concerns and discuss the best way forward in good oral hygiene.

Adele has recently started yoga and enjoys dining out and spending time with her family.